Russia vs Egypt Betting Tip
Russia vs Egypt | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The hosts of the World Cup tournament demolished Saudi Arabia at the opener, stating that they are here not only to participate but to do something noticeable. On the other side, Egypt suffered a late blow, after playing very good against Uruguay, without their best player, Mo Salah. Now, these teams are clashing between themselves, fighting for the next stage of this WC.
Basically, this is the crucial game for the second place in Group A. These two teams were predicted to fight between themselves for the spot behind Uruguay and an advance to the knock-out stage. Russia is in a bit better position because they have three points, which opens some possibilities for them, to be more relaxed and defensive minded. That is not the situation with the Pharaohs. Salah and the boys have to attack and win this one, in order to reach the elimination stage.
Even the fact that their best player got injured, couldn’t disrupt the celebration of the Russian players and fans. Maybe that is because his replacement Denis Cheryshev scored twice after entering the pitch. Former Real Madrid member dominated the game and was without a doubt the best player of the match. Russians didn’t want to have the possession of the ball, and they were waiting for quick counter-attacks and fast transitions. In the end, it went perfectly for them, and we are sure that even they couldn’t predict such a convincing victory. Against Egypt, they have to be careful with Salah, because he is much, much faster than all of their defensive players, and that could be a potential danger for Golovin and the teammates.
Lucks was not on their side, back during the last Friday. After defending excellently, for almost 90 minutes, Ector Kuper’s team conceded a late goal from one set-piece, which crushed their hearts. But that is football, and they have a chance to redeem themselves, with the help of the best player in the world this season. The impact of Salah’s return in the team will be obvious, and you can expect a totally different team when comparing it with the one against Uruguay. Different not by names, but with the flamboyancy and power up front. Trezeguet will have more space, and attacking aspect of Egypt’s performance, will be much better than several days ago. Speed will be the primary weapon of the African squad, as they have two very quick guys in the attack. Not to forget Mohamed Elneny in the middle.
Latest Team News
Salah is back in the saddle, that is the most important news. Meanwhile, Alan Dzagoev will miss the rest of the tournament due to a hamstring injury. Golovin has a yellow card from the first match, while on the other side, Ahmed Hegazy and Sam Morsy are in the same position.
Russia vs Egypt Head to Head
These two sides never met before.
Odds and Predictions
The bookies set Russia as the favorite in this clash. Their win is set at 2.28. A draw is 3.1, while Egypt’s success and their comeback in the race for the knock-out phase will multiply your stake by 3.5 times.
Russia vs Egypt Top Betting Tip: Egypt (2-1)
This might come as a shock to you, but we really think that Egypt is a better team. Even before the tournament started, we predicted that Pharaoh’s are going to be second. Yes. Russia did win 5-0, but that was against Saudi Arabia, whose qualities are, without any mean to offend, far below the average European team. Egypt is tough in the back, hard to breach, while up front they have fast players, who know how to make a good and productive counter-attack. Also, Russian defenders are way too slow, which is a superb mismatch for Salah. We don’t expect many goals in this one, 2 at most 3. Our final prediction, Russia – Egypt, 1:2.